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The City of Rochester Society was formed in 1967 & has been providing guided tours of this beautiful & fascinating place for over thirty years. In 2018 special WW1 home front tours are starting from the Guildhall on 8 July at 1030, 27 July at 1430...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Visitor Centre 95 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
Our party of twelve, joined the leader, who introduced himself as Geoff, for an excellent two hours of fascinating historical detail regarding the day to day living of the residents of Rochester during the period 1914 to 1918.
Our leader was an absolute mine of...More
Just finished the free guided walk from the tourist office. Today this was run by a very knowledgable volunteer guide. The whole walk takes nearly two hours and covers much of the history of the city. Highly recommended.
We have just done this guided tour and the walking was done at a leisurely pace. You just turn up and there is no pre-booking. The tour was informative and interesting and lasted about 1.5 hours. Not all that tie was spent walking and their...More
This was a most interesting and entertaining walk this morning. Geoff is one of the regular City of Rochester guides and has done the extra research to give this tour which he does free of charge but requests donations for the Royal British Legion. Highly...More
Really interesting 90 minute walking tour of Rochester Town Centre focusing on everyday life in the area around the First World War. Our guide, Geoff, knew his stuff and was very informative and entertaining, sharing snippets of local history and anecdotes. It is an excellent...More
A very interesting (free!) walking tour around Rochester centre, taking in parts of the high street but also hidden gems around and about. Learnt lots of history about the place and also how different buildings linked to the town's strong affiliation with Dickens, including which...More
Our guide had a very broad knowledge of Rochester history plus a very English sense of humour I liked. Very articulate, clean, prepared, well spoken performance, really enjoyable. In the place itself is so much to see, Charles Dickens's festival was an incredible and memorable...More
Our guide was brilliant and definitely knew his stuff. Very friendly too. We walked around thencity to places you wouldn't normally go and told us the history. A lovely day for couples or families. It's buggy friendly too.
Hello Stewart. Apologies for the late reply. Our scheduled guided tours run from Easter until the end of October, every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2.15 pm from the Visitors Information Centre on the High Street. We... More
Hello Stewart. Apologies for the late reply. Our scheduled guided tours run from Easter until the end of October, every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2.15 pm from the Visitors Information Centre on the High Street. We also run them on Bank Holidays & during the festivals in Rochester. Additionally you can book a tour for a group. For more information see our website.